Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.


Recent Articles
  • Person questioned in murder of 24-year-old Joliet bartender

    JOLIET, Ill. – Will County detectives say a person of interest questioned in the murder of a bartender has hired a lawyer and is no longer talking to them. Kaitlyn Kearns, 24 of Mokena, Illinois,  was last seen early Monday when she finished her bartending shift at Woody’s Bar in Joliet. She told friends she was going to the Outlaws Motorcycle Club about a mile away. Kearns’ body, with a single gunshot wound to the head, was found along with […]

  • Joliet cemetery apologizes after removing loved ones’ decorations from graves

    JOLIET, Ill. — Elmhurst Cemetery‘s fall cleanup effort garnered criticism after they removed flowers and other items placed on graves. Families are angry over the way mementos important to the families were tossed out. Families who visited over Veterans Day weekend said they were shocked when some of the items removed included markers on the graves of veterans. Loved ones posted photos of flowers, flags and mementos that were tossed near a storage shed on the cemetery’s Facebook page. Michelle […]

  • Snowfall triggers crashes, slow driving conditions

    CHICAGO — The snowfall on Friday triggered crashes and slow driving conditions on the Kennedy Expressway. Three semi-trucks were involved in an accident at the Kennedy and North Avenue. On the Dan Ryan, the express lanes were closed briefly so salt trucks could go over them. Chicago’s Streets and Sanitation Department deployed 210 trucks. State Police are operating under a “snow emergency plan,” which means if drivers get into accidents and their vehicles are still drivable, they can file a […]

  • 2 men sought in Lakeview armed robberies, one reportedly witnessed by preschoolers

    CHICAGO — Police have issued a community alert after two armed robberies in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. One of the robberies was reportedly witnessed by a group of preschoolers. Police say the robbers are between 25-30-years old, 5’8 to 6 feet tall, 160-180 lbs. Both men are said to have braided hair. The most recent robbery was Thursday morning. Two men with guns robbed “Big and little’s” Restaurant located at 1034 W Belmont Ave. On their way out, they ran past […]

  • Chicago ‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes promotes epilepsy awareness

    CHICAGO — Star of the Chicago production of “Hamilton” Miguel Cervantes visited the University of Chicago medical center Monday as part of his “My Shot at Epilepsy Challenge. It’s a social media campaign to help promote awareness and raise funds for epilepsy research.  The campaign is a joint initiative of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy(CURE) and the Epilepsy Foundation. Part of the campaign is people posing in the “My Shot” pose named after the now iconic song “My Shot” […]

  • Fans flock to Michigan Avenue Apple store as iPhone X goes on sale

    Apple fans can finally turn themselves into an animated pig emoji on their very own iPhone X. The company’s newest smartphone started going on sale in stores around the world Friday. Hundreds of people lined-up outside the Sydney Apple Store, according to local media. As is customary for an Apple product launch, some dedicated customers camped out the sidewalk for days and even a week before the launch. People who pre-ordered online will also start receiving their devices in the […]

  • Local lawmakers react to Mueller indictments

    CHICAGO — Elected Illinois officials reacted Monday to charges brought by special prosecutor Robert Mueller in the on going Russia investigation. Monday morning President Trump’s one time campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was indicted on charges that he funneled millions of dollars through overseas shell companies and used the money to pay for his luxurious life style. Also indicted Monday was Manafort’s longtime associate, Rick Gates. The charges represent a new stage in the special counsel investigation into whether the Trump […]

  • Investigation continues after human remains found at Lincoln Park lagoon

    CHICAGO  — Two duffel bags containing what police believe to be human remains were discovered in a Chicago park. A fisherman called police Saturday morning after discovering one of the bags near a lagoon in Lincoln Park. Chicago Police say a dive team later recovered a second bag. They are classifying this as a death investigation. Authorities say the remains in both bags are believed to from one person. Police say detectives are looking into missing person cases for possible […]

  • Man attacked, woman sexually assaulted in violent home invasion in South Chicago

    CHICAGO — A woman is out of the hospital after a home invasion and sexual assault in South Chicago. It happened in an apartment building around 1 a.m. Friday on the 2300 block of East 80th Street. Police say a 39-year-old man was entering his apartment, when he was attacked by two men. At least one of them had a gun. The man was hit on the head.   Then the attackers forced themselves inside the apartment.  They tied up the man […]

  • Heightened police presence at Evanston high school after ‘viral threats’

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Extra police will be at Evanston Township High School today. The Evanston Police Department tweeted that it’s aware of some “viral threats” being made at the high school, located at 1600 Dodge Ave in Evanston. There is an active investigation, but authorities say there is no credible threat at this time. EPD is aware of viral threats at ETHS. Active investigation. There is no credible threat at this time. — Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) October 27, 2017 The […]